Chris Riley

Showing in: Wanaka

Wanaka Session 13: Old Fashioned Story Telling Wednesday July 3
7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)




Chris was wild coastal farm Northland bred, with any spare time spent ‘down” underwater, his scuba ticket attained at school. (Wanaka kids go “up” mountains.)

His first Telecom Tech job proved too claustrophobic, so he found open space in the Western Australian desert for 3 years, returned in ’83, making Wanaka, eventually his permanent base.

Chris divided his time Ski Guide/Driving for Winters in NZ, then summers overseas; raft guiding on multi-day trips in Australia and Nepal, Trek leading the Annapurna, Khumbu Himalaya for 2 seasons with some paragliding and ski touring in India on the side.